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caught up in the faa sequester and this is probably the first hand account of sewing th seeing this. >> we were about to take off and the pilot comes back and doesn't see me cnbc. the faa says we don't have enough air traffic controllers to take off. i said is this from delta? the faa wanted to make it very clear to everyone onboard is that the reason we're not taking off is because they're shorthanded. oh, jim kramer from cnbc, would you please get the word out that we're not taking off because the faa said you cannot come from orlando. we're not ready. we don't have enough people. it was pretty amazing. >> it was orlando to where? la guard wra? >> orlando to kennedy. >> it was absolutely not a weather delay. we are ready to go. delta is ready to go. the faa says listen, you can't come in. we don't have enough people. we can't do the job. it was remarkable. we said how long? two and a half hours? why is that? >> maybe two and a half hours the faa says they might be able to round up enough people to land the airplanes in kennedy. >> that is stunning. i was watching in horror because
i think has done a great job. he came in and he said hey, folks, i gotta tell you the faa is one of the biggest parts of the department of transportation. and they got nothing but people, you know. they don't have like battleships that can keep in port or whatever and we're going to have to cut x billion dollars whatever it is. the only way we can meet that goal is we're going to have to furlough. and most of our people -- so we have nothing but employees basically. most of our people or a good schaffer our people are air-traffic controllers so there is no way -- this is what lahood told us, told the world. there is no way that we can avoid this. therefore, no way to avoid what that's going to mean. three things, he said. delays in flights. cancellation of flights and shutting down some regional towers. and he appealed to his fellow republicans. he is a republican. was saying republicans cannot let this happen because they're going to suffer the consequences. of course people said they're just exaggerating. that's not going to happen. and then march 1 kicks in, the sequester kick
for more flight delays triggered by the sequester. some of the busiest airports fell behind schedule. faa furloughs went into effect leaving fewer air traffic controllers on the job and we have more from abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the delays piled up in charlotte. waits up to 75 minutes at baltimore washington and at all three new york airports. >> when you have cuts like this, it's not good. it's one of the very few jobs, i think, that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on federal budget cuts. the agency said, the crunch forced it to furlough its air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency nearly $640 million, but the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and the early numbers show delays at baltimore washington anew york's laguardia, spiking fourfold over last monday. part of that could be weather related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. here's the confusing thing. the fligh
of the country. the faa estimates nationally that these delays would cause 6,700 delays a day. >>> a nuclear power plant in eastern tennessee has extra security this morning after a shooting over the weekend. police say a man fired shots at a guard who then returned fire. it happened at the watts bar plant in spring city. no one was hurt. >>> well, president obama has invited all 20 female senators to dinner at the white house tonight. it's the latest get-together scheduled by the president in an effort to find common ground with congress. no word yet on just who has rsvp'd. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg wants to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. it would be the strictest limit of any big city but would only affect purchases. it would not prohibit those younger from 21 from having or even smoking cigarettes. >>> no to what's moving your money. cnbc's courtney reagan is here. courtney, good morning to you. >> hi, richard. apple reports earnings today. with the stock dropping below $400 a share after peaking above 700 in september, you know it's the talk of wall s
cuts. that led to delays for nent minutes of arriving flights, that's about 10% of the faa's air traffic controlling work force were required to take an unpaid day off on monday. additional furloughs of tsa workers also lead to peak hour backups at security checkpoints. >>> sticking with airport security the tsa is postponing a rule change that would allow passengers to carry small knives on planes. the change is facing strong opposition from flight attendant and the air marshalls. the policy is being delayed so passengers, advocates and law enforcement experts can weigh in. the tsa plan to allow knives with small blades on planes starting this thursday. it would have been the first time they would have been back on passenger planes since september 11th, 2001. >>> new york city at it again. it may become the biggest city in america to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21. the city already opposes the highest cigarette taxes in the country. it also bans smoking in bars, parks and beaches while launching graphic advertising campaigns about the hazards of smoking. smokers
on planes. it wants more input. flight attendants and air marshals have slammed the plan. >>> the faa and airlines say it is partly because of the sequester forced furloughs. 400 flights were cancelled yesterday. more than a typical monday. >>> and the suspect who replaced osama bin laden was captured. he was been on the run. the former elementary school teacher is wanted on child pornography charges. >>> and day three of the hearing for the man accused of sending ricin raced letters. ricin was not found at his home. >>> at least 22 deaths are being blamed on the bird flu in china. and you might need to be 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes if you go to a new york city soon. mayor bloomberg wants to raise the age for buying tobacco products. federal law says the limit is 18. vo: bold helps you re-imagine building castles, oceans, and lagoons in the place we call home. bold is where everyone comes to play. starting our day off with a good dance and singing us to sleep at night. coloring our lives in ways only bold can do. it's no wonder bold will make your reality, a dream. you m
hill? republicans going to try to pass something specific to faa? >> does this mean they are going to try to do a every time there is a problem? >> or do you try to do the big piece? >> i have to go to shameless plugs. >> 50th anniversary for the lawyers committee. go to the website. >> we have to build a workforce. 50% of the governors out there in their state of the union addresses talk about education. >> it's a great study. i know what you are talking about. my republican polling partner did a great analysis of the state of the state education. >> it is not glamorous but essential. >> pete williams. >> here it is. that is the way to look at it. that's it for this edition of "the daily run down" we know there is potentially intriguing breaking news. tomorrow we will talk to congressman mike mccall just hours after he received a top secret briefing. >>> and taking a dive to the race for john kerry's former senate seat. chris jansing, bye-bye. at the airports not too many problems. most likely be areas like kansas city or chicago or st. louis with rain or thunderstorms moving thro
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